International Arabian Horse Racing

Arabian Racing Takes Center Stage at Newbury 26 July

21 July 2015, Newbury UK ~ The stage is set for the most exciting renewal yet of the Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse on Sunday, 26 July, which boasts a day of top class Arabian racing, valuable prize giveaways, family entertainments and free admission for all. Staged under the patronage of His Highness…

Labwah Wins First HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival Race in Norway

Labwah wins Wathba Stud Farm Cup21 July 2015, Norway ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival made its debut in Norway with a Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Ovrevoll earlier this month. Labwah, trained by Mrs. Pia Hoiom and ridden by Pers-Anders Graberg won the 1800-metre…

US Horses Take One – Two at Newbury 18 July Maiden Stakes

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The Royal Cavalry Of Oman Maiden Stakes18 July, 2015, Newbury, UK ~ After taking over the lead in a late run at the Newbury race track, KATONAHOTINROOF MHF (Kaolino (FR) x Morning Lyght by Monarch AH) ran away from the field in this maiden race under jockey Simon Walker. After seeing a clear path in…

RB Frynch Broad Wins Over ALL N ALL in Deleware Shoot-out

18 July 2015 Delaware Park ~ The Delaware Park Arabian Oaks Gr 2 sponsored by Cre Run Enterprises once again pitted RB Frynch Broad, owned by Dianne Waldron of Rosebrook Farms against All N All, owned by Cre-Run Enterprises. The race was for Arabian Fillies 3 & 4 years. This was the third time for this head-to-head…

Jomar Torres Roman from Puerto Rico Savors Victory with Ayers

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship race in Sacramento, California, USA 18 July 2015, Sacramento, California ~ Jomar Torres Roman from Puerto Rico became the third Apprentice to qualify for the final of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s 2015 HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak…

The Royal Cavalry Of Oman Maiden Stakes at Newbury 18 July

17 July 2015, UK ~ Maidens take aim in Royal Cavalry of Oman Stakes at Newbury racecourse, UK. [gview file=”http://www.horsereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Newbury-18-July-Arabian-Racecard.pdf” save=”1″] Verdict/Preview by Gary Capewell:   A very interesting maiden. Storm Troupour is making his UK and turf debut and is the first runner for his trainer, he’s very interesting as he’s bred to be…

Third Leg of Apprentice World Championships Saturday in Sacramento

HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship Flat Race in Sacramento 17 July 2015, USA ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival stops in Sacramento, California, on Saturday, 18 July for the third leg of the 2015 HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Apprentice World Championship. Recent…

DIAR Racing at Newbury 9 July

8 July 2015 ~ UK Newbury race scheduled for 9 July- three year olds for 7 furlongs, the only filly being Selketh. Preview by Larry Capewell: “An interesting field with only Nicsar Diamond Jubilee having previously raced. That experience will prove useful but it would be a surprise if this race didn’t go to a…

ERA Announces New Appointments

6  July 2015, Dubai ~ The Emirates Racing Authority (ERA) has announced the appointment of two senior Officials. Dr Martin Wainscott will join the ERA Veterinary Regulatory Department. Dr Wainscott, who graduated from Massey University New Zealand, has vast experience in racing veterinary regulation having worked in New Zealand, Australia and Macau. Prior to joining the ERA, Dr…

Double for Powell in HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races in Pleasanton, California

Paddys Day on course for Triple Jewel6 July 2015, California ~ Paddys Day kept himself in contention for the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s newly-introduced Triple Jewel bonus of US$150,000 with a superb win in the second leg in Pleasanton, California, on Sunday, 5 July. Ridden by…

Arabian Global Flat Racing Festival Racing Around the World

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5 July 2015, USA ~ While in Pleasanton California, USA, two premier races of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival will go off on 5 July, elsewhere two Wathba Stud Farm Cup races were held on 4 July. In France, Al Mouhannad (Nizam x Al Ryme) under Thomas Henderson won…

Two Arabian Races in California Match Exciting Runners

3 July 2015 Pleasanton, California ~ Opening the card and fresh from her historic win in the COBRA Distaff Sprint on 14 June at Arapahoe Park, Colorado, Ms Dixie makes her next run on 5 July at Oak Tree At Pleasanton in Northern California for the Quarter Moon Ranch. The seven-year old Burning Sand mare,…

Arabian Racing Cup supports With Breeders Incentives

3 July 2015, California ~ The Arabian Racing Cup Stakes, contested at Oak Tree in Pleasanton on 21 June, was the first in a series of races the Cup (ARC) is supporting in 2015. In addition to the $4,000 in sponsorship money that was added to the purse, the Cup presented Breeders Incentive payouts directly to…

Top field for Sheikh Zayed Cup Euro Triple Crown race in The Netherlands

Pietrasiewicz in Fray for Ladies Racing Cup27 June 2015, Duindigt ~ Three races under the umbrella of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival being run at the Duindigt racecourse near The Hague in The Netherlands on Sunday, 28 June assume great importance. While the Group 3 Sheikh…

Newbury to Host Third in DIAR Race Series

23 June 2015, UK ~ Dubai International Arabian Races at Newbury Racecourse, 26th July International Stakes at Newbury on Thursday, 25 June marks the third in the series of UK DIAR warm up/prep races. Preview of the day’s racing by Gary Capewell: A fascinating contest, with the likely front three in the market all holding…

Paddys Day Leads the Field in Arapahoe Park COBRA Sprint

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Past and Future of Arabian racing22 June 2015, Aurora, Colorado ~ When Paddys Day took the lead in Sunday’s Jerry Partin COBRA Sprint Sponsored by Quarter Moon Ranch at Arapahoe Park, he also took the baton of Arabian racing in Colorado. The 4-year-old rising star ridden by Kelsi Purcell won the all-star Arabian showdown that…

Duindigt Race Course Applauds Success of DIAR Series

18 June, 2015, Holland ~ On  14 June, Duindigt Race course hosted its first races in the DIAR series sponsored by Dubai International Arabian Races under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum A swinging band playing live music, gorgeous flower arrangements, a well-known hat designer showing her newest designs, an…

Nobas D.A leads 1-2 for trainer Deckers in Belgian Wathba Stud Farm Cup

14 June 2015, Belgium ~ Nobas D.A ridden by Bart de Koninck won the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival‘s Wathba Stud Farm Spring Cup, run on 10 June at the Hippodrome de Wallonie in Ghlin, Belgium. The 1500-metre race which attracted nine runners was the second of…

DIAR Flagship Day at Newbury Promises Excellent Runners

11 June 2015, UK ~ The Sunday, 26 July Dubai International Arabian Races flagship day at Newbury is showing a renewed vigour for the fixture with increased entries. The feature race, the Shadwell Dubai International Stakes (Gr.1 PA) and the Fillies equivalent, the Dubai Duty Free Hatta International (Gr.1 PA), both maintain their strength from previous years…

Tribute to JEAN-FRANÇOIS BERNARD

JEAN-FRANÇOIS BERNARD Passes Away11 June 2015, France ~ Jean-François Bernard passed away on Wednesday 27th May. The La Teste-de Buch-based trainer won many of the most prestigious races for Purebred Arabians. Numerous Group winners stand out during his career: Dahor de Brugère, Al Mamun Monlau, Josco du Cayrou, Farh, Loraa, Djet Taouy, Kiss de Ghazal, Miesque de l’Ardus,…

Chepstow Hosts DIAR Prep race

10 June 2015, UK ~ One day after the 11 June, Newbury DIAR race, Chepstow will be home to the Shadwell Arabian Stallions Premier Handicap Stakes on 12 June, another Prep race for the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) series. There are eight horses entered into this 1m 4F (12F) for Purebred Arabians, 4 yrs+ open…

A Tribute to Jean François Bernard and Véronique Briat

Shared by Noelle Derré, a very good friend. We could not say this better.9 June 2015 – At tribute translated into English below Original Francais Mes amis s’en vont Une semaine après la cérémonie, en hommage à Jean-François Bernard, très vite emporté par la maladie, nous avons appris lundi 8 juin, le décès de Véronique Briat,…

Another look at Swedish National Day Racing

8 June 2015 ~ For the last two years HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Flat Racing Festival has been a big part of the racing offered the citizens of Stockholm on the Swedish National Day. On 6 June in a six race card the Arabian purebreds contested the two carrying far the biggest…

Athlete Del Sol Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup

Arabians dish out exciting fare on Swedish National Day meeting 6 May 205, Sweden ~ Trainer Karin van den Bos was deprived of a double when Briton Ann Stokell came up with a breezy finish on Mirabella Del Sol to deny Alibaba Del Sol even as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global…

Sha’hir wins Wathba Cup in La Teste, France

6 May 2015, France ~ The HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival staged the second race of the four Wathba Stud Farm Cup (Prix Ba Toustem)  races to be held in France in 2015 at the Hippodrome La Teste De Buch on 3 June. Sha’hir, trained by Francis-Henry Graffard…

Gazel T, Al Janoob Face Del Sol test in Stockholm

HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival races to spice up Swedish celebrations5 May 2015, Stockholm, Sweden ~  Swedish citizens enjoy their National Day on 6 May, and a 100 year-old tradition has been revived to celebrate with the races in Gärdet where the two Purebred Arabian races of the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian…

Our Princess Wins Going Away at Delaware Park

Taylors Touchof Class gets classy start to her season2 June 2015, Delaware Park, Delaware, USA ~ On opening day 23 May 2014, Darley Award winning 4-Year-Old Filly Our Princess conquered in a field of seven at Delaware Park Racetrack in Delaware. Our Princess (Nivour De Cardonne x Monarchs Princess) backed by Kirsten Swan started from…

Qatar NEAR Race Program Continues in Belgium

Heritage Arabian Race will be run 20 July2 June 2015, Belgium  ~ The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) has confirmed their sponsorship of the Qatar NEAR program with the Arabian Horse Racing Club of Belgium (AHRCB) for the 2015-2016 season. Nelly Philippot, Chairwoman of AHRCB said, “We are happy that we can continue to offer these…

Ameretto Wins Sheikh Zayed Cup at Warsaw’s Famous Sluzewiec Racecourse

Morocco’s Marmoul, Belgium’s Vande Velde win the Ladies Championship2 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The top race on the card was the €35,000 Grade A Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan International Cup. Grade A Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan International Cup The winning stallion, Ameretto, showed he had the right stuff to win the Grade…

USA To Have FOUR DIAR Races in Texas with Arabian Race Program

DIAR add the USA to their growing international support of Arabian Racing 2 June 2015, UK ~ The committee of the Dubai International Arabian Races (DIAR) are delighted to announce that four (4) races in the USA have been added to their international schedule for 2015. DIAR shares a patron with Shadwell Estate Company Ltd…

UAE 2015-16 Race Calendar Confirmed

Season to include 62 programmes over five months1 June 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ~ The (ERA) season will offer 62 race dates and starts at Jebel Ali Racecourse on Friday, 30  October. Meydan will begin its racing season Thursday, 5 November, followed by Sharjah Racecourse Saturday, 7 November, and Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 8 November.…

Italy Named as Host for 7th World Arabian Racing Conference, 2016

Spectacular end to WAHRC event in Warsaw30 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The Wilonow Palace, a 17th century castle which survived the two World Wars stands as a reminder of Poland as it was in its glory. The castle was the backdrop for a spectacular show that highlighted both the castle as well as the…

Grade A Sheikh Zayed Cup Runs at Warsaw’s Sluzewiec Racecourse

30 May 2015, Warsaw, Poland ~ The meeting on Sunday, 31 May, meeting at the Sluzewiec racecourse in Warsaw, Poland, will be a special one as the HH Sheikh Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival’s three races will be part of the 9-race meeting. The Arabian Racing Festival meeting also…